Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Yarn Along


I finished up another milo this week, those babies are coming and I must get these lovely baby knits complete before they arrive. I will be getting started on milo number three this week, and it looks like instead of four I will be knitting five milos. All of my lovely friends keep announcing their pregnancies.

On the reading front, I finished up Family Wisdom From the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child. Some really wonderful life lessons for everyone about creating a richer, more rewarding and fulfilling life. I will be reading it again soon, this time with pen and paper in hand to make some notes.

I have not picked up anything else yet; I have been doing some doula reading and flipping through a few magazines. Not quite sure what I am going to pick up next...

Reece and I have been reading this. We picked it up a few months ago in hopes of finding an egg to raise, but the two we found didn't hatch. So you can imagine his excitement when we found a monarch caterpillar on our evening walk on Monday. We got the book out as soon as we got home and it has been by his side since. And yes, I am taking pictures of the caterpillar as it goes through each stage and you can be sure I will share it all soon on the blog.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

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Linking up with Nicole over at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On

Linking up with Ginny over at Small Things for Yarn Along.

28 comments:

  1. I love that shade of brown-rich and very pretty. I would have loved to have a friend like you giving me knitted baby items way back when :)

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    1. Thanks, I love the colour too. And I would have loved to knit some lovely baby knits way back when :)

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  2. Wow! Such fast and beautiful knitting. You are inspiring me...I might just add a milo to my project queue...

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  3. I'm sorry I haven't commented recently, I'm been horrible. That sweater is so perfect, and a perfect baby knit! I'm going to make one for my friend's baby (she's due in a few weeks). Thanks for the idea!

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    1. No worries Allison, life gets busy. I think your friend will love it!

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  4. You are so diligent! Five?!?! There looks to be a population boom up your way. I know that each new mama will be tickled with the adorable little vests.

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    1. I know, I can't believe it, I am looking forward to meeting all these lovely babies.

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  5. Such a pretty color for a baby vest. I have yet to do the Milo vest. Boy, that book looks great. I may have to take a trip to the library.

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    1. Thanks! And the book is amazing. One of those books I am really glad I picked up.

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  6. It looks like you are on a great roll with the Milo's, it looks great!
    I have not seen that book, but think it would make an awesome gift for the wee one as she loves butterflies.
    Happy knitting.

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    1. Thanks Tracey. I think your wee one would love it.

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  7. Those vests are flying off your needles - FIVE WOW! Love the color and can't wait to hear more about the butterflies.

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    1. They certainly are, although I think number 3 will be a little slower, the yarn shop is closed for the week and I need yarn :( Will have to visit a different shop tomorrow.

      Once the butterfly has arrived and we have let it go I will definitely do a post to share the experience.

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  8. How exciting. We hatched one quite a few years ago, but accident. We found the chrysalis in our garden and watched it hatch. We watched as it emerged and sat dripping its orange wings until they dried and then we watched it fly away. It was beautiful. I hope you enjoy the process as much as we did.

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    1. Oh that sounds so awesome. We are enjoying it right now and I am sure it will only get better :)

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  9. the vest is lovely, such a nice shade of brown. the book you finished sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks, and yes it was very interesting and inspiring.

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  10. I'm a big fan of Milo. Lovely colour x

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  11. thank you for sharing the butterfly book! i've been wanting to do this with tanner. over the spring i found a spot that i think will have alot of monarchs, i think it's time to go check it out!

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    1. My pleasure. It is a great book, easy to read and follow, and really great pictures. Reece loves it!

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  12. what a sweet vest, in a gorgeous color. we have a butterfly preserve near us, it's a stopover for migrating monarchs, i wish you could see it! kim i made a post on monarchs that you and your little one might be interested to see, email me and i'll send you the link if you like. :)

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    1. Thanks Lori! We would love to see the preserve, I bet it is beautiful...maybe one day.

      And yes, I will email you, thanks!

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  13. I just found your blog quite by mistake, but I'm so pleased, it's fantastic !!! I am homeschooling four children in New Zealand, and while I started with a steiner curriculum, I am finding we are more and more unschooling these days, while I learn how to manage 10 acres with goats chickens sheep and grapes. I've really enjoyed reading about your life and find it inspireing, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Niki, I am glad you stumbled on my blog. Sounds like we have a lot in common, hoping over to check out your space right now. Have a great day!

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  14. That vest is so sweet! I need to make one of those for V for the fall!

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    1. Thanks KC. I think my little man will be sporting one this fall too :)

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